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Survivor's Guide, Sharmila's Journey
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directed by Jago Smith, fl. 2010; produced by Jago Smith, fl. 2010, in Survivor's Guide (London, England: SW Pictures, 2010), 26 mins
Although there is a huge and growing appetite for greater education in India, girls are still getting a raw deal. In the state of Bihar, for example, a large proportion of girls simply don't bother with school and are often married off to older men, often suffering violence and abuse as a result. The Mahila Samakh...
directed by Jago Smith, fl. 2010; produced by Jago Smith, fl. 2010, in Survivor's Guide (London, England: SW Pictures, 2010), 26 mins
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The 10 Conditions of Love
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directed by Jeff Daniels, 1955- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 54 mins
Meet Ms Rebiya Kadeer, a human rights activist twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She is the impassioned though graying exiled leader of the Uyghurs, a Muslim people whose ancestral home, East Turkestan, was annexed by the Chinese in 1949 and re-named Xinxiang province. Since then the Chinese have dominate...
directed by Jeff Daniels, 1955- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 54 mins
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Defying the Odds
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produced by United Nations. Department of Global Communications (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 30 mins
This upbeat film, produced for the Bejing Women's Conference, focuses on the lives of four women of diverse ages and backgrounds who have broken ground in new fields. They are questioning age-old traditions as they forge careers in their respective societies. Asthma Jahangir, an internationally renowned lawyer fro...
produced by United Nations. Department of Global Communications (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 30 mins
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Women in the Arab World, 1, Egypt
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directed by Froukje Bos, in Women in the Arab World, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 26 mins
This video focuses on Soraya Altorki, originally from Saudi Arabia, who is now a professor of anthropology at the American University in Cairo. She had to get her education abroad because schooling was not possible for a woman in Saudi Arabia. She recalls with humor the incongruity of being a sheltered Saudi Arabi...
directed by Froukje Bos, in Women in the Arab World, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 26 mins
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Rights of Passage
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produced by Diane Best (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 27 mins

Puberty is one of the most vulnerable times in a girl's life. For young women around the world it is a time of transition, but in societies where women are not valued, puberty can be the beginning of a life of abuse and even early death. Through the stories of four young women coming of age in different parts of t...

produced by Diane Best (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 27 mins
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